Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Country Management Unit Internship Programme at mothers2mothers 2019

The Intern will be working with the Country Management Unit Team with a special focus on finance related support. The position is based at our head office in Cape Town and reports to the Senior Programme Officer.

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities.

Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits.

m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. In 2017, m2m and its partners enrolled 2.3 million new clients. m2m has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the enrolled clients it serves directly for the last four years, with an average transmission rate of just 1.6%, while 97% of children in its ECD programmes meet all of their development milestones at 12 months. For more, visit www.m2m.org.

Key Performance Areas:
  • Provide financial administrative support to the Country Management Unit (CMU).
  • Generate internal finance reports.
  • Draft donor finance reports.
  • Conduct finance review of purchase requisitions for completeness.
  • Procure supplies as required.
  • Note taking and scheduling of CMU meetings.
  • Assist with development of proposal and project budgets.
  • Coordinate adhoc CMU projects as assigned

Qualifications and experience
  • Recent graduate,
  • Relevant degree or post graduate qualification,
  • Finance or General Accounting specialisation,
  • Working knowledge of MS Office

Competencies required:

  • Fluency in English essential,
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to handle confidential matters in a professional and ethical manner,
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills,
  • Planning and organising,
  • Ability to work independently,
  • Ability to take initiative

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